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Great Scott! fifteenth-seeded Serra rides ace to CCS finals
SAN JOSE — After a 7-1 start in West Catholic Athletic League play this season, the Serra Padres were proving to be a contender. Then, through the last two weeks of the regular season, Serra went off the rails, losing eight of their last nine games while falling from first to fifth place in the W...
By Terry Bernal, Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Tigers tamed in CCS semis
SAN JOSE — When teams get to the final rounds of the Central Coast Section softball tournament, the difference between winning and losing becomes razor thin. The team that makes the fewest mistakes usually wins and that was the case when No. 4 Notre Dame-Belmont took on top-seeded Notre Dame-Sal...
By Nathan Mollat, Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
All-PAL championship set for first time in CCS history
When Menlo School recorded the final out of its 7-2 win over St. Francis-Watsonville in the Central Coast Section Division II semifinals Tuesday night at Municipal Stadium, it made history. With Burlingame prevailing over Live Oak in the other CCS Division II semifinal earlier in the day, the stage...
By Terry Bernal, Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
On the road to stardom?
In the world of boxing, trainers are like those who play the slot machines at the casino. Trying to find the next “It” fighter is a lot like pulling the lever on a one-armed bandit. You don’t know when you’re going to hit. “It’s a lot like playing the lotto,” said Eddie Croft, owner a...
By Nathan Mollat, Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Rizzo goes deep twice, Cubs beat Giants
CHICAGO — Anthony Rizzo provided more power for the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday night, and they needed every bit of it when their perfect closer nearly let an easy opportunity slip away. Rizzo homered twice, Kyle Hendricks tossed seven strong innings and the Cubs hung on to beat the San Francisco ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Gray deals, Davis goes deep in A’s victory
OAKLAND — Sonny Gray wanted to lighten the mood in the Athletics’ clubhouse before the game so he lit a few candles in an adjacent locker, lowered the lights and had peaceful, pan-flute music piped into the overhead speakers. Then the Oakland ace went out and put the Miami Marlins’ offense to...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Cal coach catches breath after whirlwind start
BERKELEY — Justin Wilcox spent much of the past few months playing catch up after being hired for his first head coaching job at California in the middle of January. He had to finish a recruiting class, put together an entire coaching staff and begin instituting the culture and systems he wants t...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
USGA wants focus on Women’s Open golf, not Trump’s course
BEDMINSTER, N.J. — The USGA insists its focus is going to be on golf and not politics when it conducts the U.S. Women’s Open at a golf course owned by President Donald Trump in less than two months. Some fans and politicians criticized golf’s governing body for not moving the marquee women’...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Woods feeling no pain, wants to compete again — in time
JUPITER, Fla. — Tiger Woods said he had fusion surgery on his back because he could no longer tolerate the pain, and that he wants to get back on the PGA Tour. “I haven’t felt this good in years,” he said Wednesday in an update on his website . Woods had the fusion surgery on April — hi...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Cavs remain humble with chance to closeout Celtics in Game 5
BOSTON — It took 10 games and halfway through the third round of the NBA playoffs before the Cleveland Cavaliers finally encountered their first true dose of resistance this postseason. After cruising to a 2-0 Eastern Conference finals lead over Boston, the Cavs were humbled at home in a Game 3 l...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Murray looks to French Open to rediscover his form
PARIS — After months of disappointment and a lack of motivation, Andy Murray is counting on the French Open to turn his season around. In November, Murray became the first British man to reach world No. 1 since the rankings were introduced in 1973. The Wimbledon champion also became the first pl...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Hard-luck loser Kiwis back for another shot at America’s Cup
SAN DIEGO — The champagne was on ice and the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron was eager to welcome back the America’s Cup to its trophy room. Emirates Team New Zealand was that close to victory on San Francisco Bay. Corks never popped. The Auld Mug never made it back Down Under. Four years af...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Interactive experiences a big part of casinos’ futures
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Getting new customers involved in more interactive experiences is going to be a big part of the future for casinos in the United States and around the world, participants in a major gambling conference predicted Wednesday. Casino executives, digital experts and payment proce...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Indy 500 officials playing it safe with race-day security
INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis 500 fans won’t face any enhanced security measures to get into the track for Sunday’s race. They might notice more armed law-enforcement officials once they make it through the gates at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Two days after 22 people were killed at a concert...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Hall of Famer’s widow causes stir with memorabilia auction
PITTSBURGH — The family of baseball Hall of Famer Willie Stargell said it is hurt and angry that his widow is auctioning his memorabilia, including his World Series ring and his National League MVP award. The auction, being conducted by SCP Auctions Inc., began Wednesday, the Post-Gazette reporte...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
What's on tap
FRIDAY Track and field CCS championships at Gilroy High School, field events, 4 p.m.; running events, 6 p.m. SATURDAY Baseball CCS finals Open Division No. 15 Serra (17-13) vs. No. 13 Valley Christian (21-11-1) at Municipal Stadium, 7 p.m. Division II No. 8 Burlingame vs. No. 11 Menl...

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